The Third annual Beacon Show: "Divine Inspiration", begins March 19 and runs through May 9, 2010. This is a juried show. Tim Anderson, Gallery Director for Cuesta College, Lee Sutter, retired journalist and California regional art writer and critic, and Rev. Jane Voigts, pastor, San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church will serve as jurors. The show is hosted by SLOUMC.
There is a reception on Friday, March 19, from 6-9 PM, and the show is open Thursday through Sunday, 11 AM - 4 PM. There is a second reception, for Art After Dark, on April 5.
I will have three pieces in the show. Two are wall hung pieces in the abstract. They are made of steel with applications of copper and bronze. The third is a figurative piece, also wall mounted but in the round.
All of these pieces represent the methods and concepts that are at the leading edge of my current creative movement and process.
I encourage you to check out this show if you get the chance. The Beacon show is only three years old, but it is a quality show with a solid reputation in the San Luis Obispo art community.
I spent 10 years in the metal trades in Seattle, and 13 years as a technical writer in the Silicon Valley prior to making the leap to the full time pursuit of art.
Throughout that time I was raising 3 kids and hanging around the margins of the art
world, knowing all the while that art was where I belonged. In 2001 I began working with my wife on development of an artists’ retreat in San Luis Obispo county that we call Windhook. That work is ongoing, and consumes most of the time that I am
not in the studio.
In 2002, I left technical writing and the world of salaries and trading-life-for-money to entirely devote my time to the pursuit of my artistic vision and the Windhook
project. At times since then, my efforts have been consumed by Windhook planning
and construction tasks, and at times I have focused more exclusively on sculpture.
But since October of 2011 I have added another wrinkle to the mix. I write a weekly email journal about pioneering a creative life, called "Outside the Lines". With my wife, Peggy Sonoda, I interview people who are doing just that, and write articles about the many facets of coloring outside the lines.
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, pop up show in downtown Paso Robles
Exhibit organizer and Curator
May 5 -June 2, 2012
Allied Arts of Cambria February show
Allied Arts Gallery, Cambria School District offices
February 16 - March 12, 2012
First Place award
the Phantom Project Inaugural Show
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, pop up show in downtown San Luis Obispo
Exhibit organizer and Curator
February 2 - March 3, 2012
Just Between Us
McMeen Gallery, SLO Art Center, San Luis Obispo
May 6-29, 2011
Pecha Kucha SLO
Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo
December 10, 2010
Allied Arts 2010 Sculpture Exhibit
The Old Grammar School, Cambria
September 10 - October 3, 2010
A Collaboration: The Dining Room McMeen Gallery, SLO Art Center, San Luis Obispo April 2-May 2, 2010 Divine Inspiration: 3rd Annual Beacon Art Show San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church March 19-May 9, 2010 Jurors: Tim Anderson, Lee Sutter, Jane Voigts Third Annual Santa Barbara Sculptors' Guild Winter Show Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara March 1-27, 2010 Juror: Kerry Methner Hearts Obispo - This one's for you Artspace Obispo, San Luis Obispo January 19-February 12, 2010